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For visionary partners

Step Forward

The Smithsonian is known for telling bold stories of human endeavor and resilience that spark hope and inspiration for millions of people around the world. To celebrate its 175th anniversary, the Smithsonian presents a new exhibition that invites every American to consider: What comes next? FUTURES showcases the art, ideas, trends, and tech shaping our collective tomorrows and will inspire you to see yourself as a participant, not a passenger, in shaping a better world.

We’re looking for visionary partners ready to tackle humanity’s next chapter. If you’re interested in exploring ways to support FUTURES and the Arts + Industries Building, including through education and public programs, please reach out. 

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Laith Alnouri

Director of Advancement

alnouril@si.edu
202.674.4395

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Grace Welch

Advancement Associate

welchg2@si.edu
757.230.8263

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Joanie O'Sullivan

Advancement Specialist

osullivanj@si.edu
732.887.9747

Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge the generous donors, collaborators, visionaries, and gamechangers whose support made this exhibition possible:

Founding Futurists

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DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN

JOHN & ADRIENNE MARS

JACQUELINE B. MARS

Major Sponsors

KEVIN S. BRIGHT AND CLAUDIA W. BRIGHT

Annenberg

ROBERT KOGOD

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Supporting Sponsors

JOHN BROCK III

SUZANNE NORA JOHNSON AND DAVID JOHNSON FOUNDATION

Contributing Sponsors

WENDY DAYTON

CHARLIE & NANCY HOGAN

Lyda Hill Philanthropies

Additional special and in-kind gifts provided by:

ACCESS SMITHSONIAN

JOSH & SARAH EASTRIGHT

KUKA

DR. JORGE G. PUENTE & DR. PATRICIA MATOS-PUENTE

IVAN SELIN

BOB AND JOAN CATELL

SAMEER GANDHI

JESSIE KELLEY

RESEMBLE AI

THE SECRETARY OF THE SMITHSONIAN & THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL BOARD

VIN DI BONA

GOODBY SILVERSTEIN & PARTNERS

MARVEL STUDIOS

MARTY RODGERS

FUTURES RECEIVED FEDERAL SUPPORT FROM THE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN INITIATIVES POOL, ADMINISTERED BY THE SMITHSONIAN ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN CENTER

Rentals

Events

An architectural icon on the National Mall, AIB is an ideal venue to create lasting memories. The historic façade combined with the curiosities exhibited in FUTURES make AIB an ideal setting for intimate gatherings, celebrations, private corporate events, and nonprofit receptions.

An Ideal Venue

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